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July 2017

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Modern agriculture practices can help avoid losses
The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has underlined the need for adopting modern technologies in the agriculture sector in an effort to avoid post-harvest losses and enhance crop production.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Moot on value addition in dates in Gwadar
To underscore the important features of dates from Balochistan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan is organizing a Dates Show and Seminar on Value addition in Dates in Gwadar on Thursday, 27th July.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Pakistan most vulnerable to climate change risk
Pakistan is ranked the 8th most vulnerable country in the world to the risks and associated costs of climate change, yet the issue receives relatively little attention in the national media.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Rs 55b annual Crop losses from salinity
The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has viewed that salt and water in the soil render nearly a third of Pakistans cultivable land unproductive.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Pakistan needs latest farm-tech for food security
The government sho­uld encourage and facilitate the farming community to adopt modern technologies to avoid post-harvest losses and increase agriculture production, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Abdul Basit said on Thursday.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Rs 6bn being spent on preserving rainwater
Punjab Agriculture Secretary Mehmood has said that Rs6b were being spent to preserve rain water for irrigation purpose. He said that all possible resources were being utilised to promote agriculture sector.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Pakistan wrestles with 4.5MT of surplus wheat
The countrys surplus wheat stocks had piled up to 4.5 million tons as it failed to export excess grain because of high domestic prices and quality constraints, sources said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Govt blamed for decline in wheat price
Flour millers allege that irresponsible attitude of the government has led to Rs100 per 40kg fall in the market price of wheat.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Fish exports up by 21pc
Pakistans fish and fish preparation exports went up by 20 per cent in quantity and 21.35pc in value during 2016-17 due to price increase in world markets and higher landing of the catch.
Tuesday, July-25-2017

Chinese investors eye Pakistans Agri sector
A delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs led by Lee of Ministry of Commerce, China visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Monday and showed interest to make investment in Pakistans agriculture sector to produce silk worms, mulberries and many other agro products.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Pakistan, Belarus agree cooperation in agriculture
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Islamabad Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, and Belarusian Minister for Industry Co Chairman of the Joint Belarus Pakistan Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Vitaly Vovk, held talks here.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

HBL debuts farm loans with crop as collateral
Habib Bank Limited (HBL) has made history by launching an agriculture lending scheme, which allows farmers to use their crop (not land) as collateral (security) to borrow money from the bank, under an effort put together by non-profit Pakistan Agricultural Coalition (PAC), a handout said on Saturday.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Vietnam, Pakistan, Burma to drive global rice exports
Global rice trade is projected to increase 1 percent to 42.3 million tonnes in 2018, the third highest on record and the second consecutive year of expanded trade.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Mango exporters blame airlines for losses
At a time when Pakistans exports have nosedived to a six-year low, pushing the trade deficit to a record high due to various reasons, mango exporters have pointed the finger at foreign airlines for failures as they charge exorbitant freights and let export orders down.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

UAF becomes Asias 21st best university
The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has become 21st best university in Asia and 127th best university across the globe in agricultural sciences as per recently announced Shanghai Global Ranking 2017.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Pakistan wastes water worth Rs25bn annually
Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman retired Lt Gen Muzamil Hussain during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan wastes water worth Rs25 billion every year.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

India may use water as weapon against Pakistan
As India continues to build dams and hydropower projects in pursuit of acquiring capability to manipulate the flow of water, experts have warned that New Delhi may be able to use water as a weapon of war against Pakistan.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Pulses output misses a beat
EVERY year we have to spend a lot of foreign exchange to import pulses as the gap between output and consumption keeps widening.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Asia facing dire future toll from climate change
A report by the Asia Development Bank says Asia will endure extreme heat, rising sea levels, growing losses from severe weather and increasing food insecurity in coming decades as climate change raises temperatures and alters weather patterns across the globe.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Use of packaged milk stressed
Pakistan Dairy Association (PDA) Chairman Anjum Saleem has said that the use of packaged milk must be encouraged and promoted at every level to keep the people healthy.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Nestle investing millions to modernise mango farming in Pakistan
Nestle Pakistan, a leading nutrition, health, and wellness firm with special expertise in the dairy industry, has unveiled plans to expand its business in the agriculture sector by investing on the development of farming communities in the rural areas of the country.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Recommendations for food security policy finalised
Recommendations for the National Food Security Policy that seeks to achieve agricultural growth of four per cent per annum were finalised on Saturday for approval by the federal cabinet.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Storing water
The monsoon season in the country has just started. However, the country doesnot have a proper plan to deal with this emergency situation.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

PAKISTAN GETTING HUGE EXCHANGE RATE BY FISHERIES INDUSTRY: ZUBAIR
Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair says country is getting huge exchange rate by Fisheries Industry.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Hong Kong to import Tuna fish from Pakistan
Pakistan has entered into business negotiation with a trade delegation from Hong Kong export world famous Tuna fish from Pakistan. In this respect a three member trade delegation comprising of importers of Sea Food from Hong Kong visited TDAP on 13th July 2017.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Water under the bridge
About Rs25 billion worth of water is wasted every year. Thats what the Wapda chairman reportedly told the Public Accounts Committee earlier this week.
Tuesday, July-18-2017

Punjab govt to train 416,000 Cotton pickers
COTTON and its products play a key role in Pakistans economy as they account for around 60 per cent of the overall exports. But the textile sector has been plagued with the issue of contamination for decades which is one of the major reasons for falling exports.
Monday, July-17-2017

Reduction in insurance charges to benefit Ginners
Insurance companies have agreed to reduce insurance charges for ginners and later bringing them par with textile mills to eliminate the discrimination in premium rate for ginners and textile millers.
Monday, July-17-2017

Cotton flat
Slow trading was witnessed at the Karachi Cotton Exchange on Saturday, while spot rates remained unchanged.
Sunday, July-16-2017

Minister sees bright chances of good cotton price
Punjab Minister for Agriculture Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha Monday said there were bright chances of fixation of good price of cotton crop this year. He said cotton produced at home was also insufficient to meet the demand of textile sector.
Sunday, July-16-2017

New EU curbs to shift trade to Pakistans Basmati
Pakistans Super Basmati rice is likely to get benefit from the new European Union curbs on use of chemical as it is bound to adversely affect imports of Indian rice into EU due to heavy use of agro-chemicals.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Connected Agriculture Platform
Telenor Pakistan, Pakistans leading telecom and digital service provider, along with Telenor Microfinance Bank, has joined hands with Agriculture Department of the Government of Punjab and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for the flagship program Connected Agriculture Platform Punjab.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Govt sets target to produce 4.262m tons of meat
Government has set a target to produce about 6.262 million tons of meat during the year 2017-18 in order to fulfil the domestic meat requirements of meat on Tuesday.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Fertiliser makers resume sales on subsidy prospects
Fertiliser manufacturers on Tuesday decided to resume urea sales as the government assured them of clearing subsidy backlog and notifying incentives worth more than Rs20 billion announced in the budget for the current fiscal year within a week.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Water Shortage cuts chilli cultivation by half in Sindh
Persistent misdistribution-driven shortage of irrigation water in traditional channels has devastated the harvest of chilli , reportedly bringing the cultivation area of this major cash crop down by 50 percent this year.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Farmers fare better due to subsidy on urea
The governments subsidy on urea has made farmers better off by Rs100 billion during July 2016 to March 2017 compared to the same period of previous year, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) calculations.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Pakistan Urges India to share Water information
Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. General Omar Mahmood Hayat has urged India to share timely information on water outflows from its rivers and actual rainfall recorded as stipulated in Indus Water Treaty.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Irsa to install 24 telemetry systems on Indus River
To permanently resolve the issues relating to water sharing among the provinces, Indus River System Authority (IRSA) will install 24 telemetry systems on Indus River, it was learnt reliably here Sunday.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Lasbela flood perishes eight, damages 20 houses
At least eight people were killed while 20 houses were damaged in Balochistans Lasbela district by flood that was caused by heavy rainfall.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Climate change to disrupt poor agricultural communities
Climate change poses serious challenges to social, economic and ecological systems of South Asian countries where vast population still depends on predominantly agriculture-based rural economies.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Weakness of agriculture policies highlighted
The Pakistan Economy Watch on Sunday said the country is spending billions of dollars on the import of agricultural products which indicate the want of enabling policies.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Sialkot to cultivate paddy over 3.42 lakh acres of land
The paddy crop will be cultivated on more than 3.42 lakh acres of land during Kharif season in Sialkot district.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Pakistan can save billions annually in agriculture
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the country is spending billions of dollars on the import of agricultural products which indicate the want of enabling policies.
Thursday, July-06-2017

Leaders seek early start on Pehur canal project
Qaumi Watan Party and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) local leaders have called for expediting the process of land acquisition and construction of the Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project (PHLCEP).
Thursday, July-06-2017


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